MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 127%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics170% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive110% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 00:54
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
88% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 123
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 431
95% 417 Pts
MC Int 611
MC Float 704
MC Mixed 665
99% 660 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 88%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$770
EVGA(3842 6698) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
170% Outstanding
Lighting 559
Reflection 511
Parallax 633
181% 568 fps
MRender 259
Gravity 539
Splatting 292
161% 363 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 170%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$163
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 305 281 241 227 227 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 444
Mixed 368
SusWrite 274
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 53
192% 72 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 268
214% 301 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 110%
Great: 124%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 107 106 108 106 104 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Read 97.4
Write 86.6
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 106
65% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 83%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$11
23GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 10 11 10 10 11 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
13.4% Very poor
Read 60.7
Write 33.7
Mixed 19.7
SusWrite 12.2
36% 31.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.9
52% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 13.4%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF2X04JEEE35-12-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
75.3% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 23.5
76% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 23.7
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 85%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 4,304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,026
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HDDRAMUSB
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